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Netscape 6 PR2 Now Available

 10:41 pm on Aug 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

"Netscape's latest preview release shows the company is finally getting close to releasing its long-overdue browser.

Preview release (PR2) of Netscape 6.0 is a feature-complete version that includes contributions from the open source community."

[wired.com ]




 10:51 pm on Aug 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

uhh... I think I'm going to let Tedster crash his machine first, then read the obits.

from Wired article
"Netscape plans one more beta release this year before releasing the final by the end of the year."


 3:10 am on Aug 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

Oh, the irony! Only two days since I installed Preview 1 and I'm already obsolete!

Well, Preview 1 did not crash even once during about eight total hours of testing. That's a major step up from 4.7, but I wasn't close to happy with using it. The lack of backward compatibility was extremely frustrating, so I already uninstalled it.

Will try Preview 2 soon, but I need a breather first. Every browser installation I do feels like Russian Roulette.


 9:22 am on Aug 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

I just installed PR2 but have not had a lot of time to test it. The JS/hover problem I mentioned in another thread seems to have been resolved. Small problem I know, but there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.


 11:46 pm on Aug 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

I have PR2 and I hate it. One big problem is the netphone crashes other programs.


 1:23 am on Aug 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

Is it me, or is 6.0 a giant step backwards?


 3:00 am on Aug 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

You should check out K-meleon [kmeleon.org] It uses the mozilla layout engine and is much faster/smaller than Netscape or Mozilla (Gecko does not have to render all the toolbars and stuff) but its not ready for primetime yet.


 9:47 pm on Oct 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

NS6 PR3 is available for downloading [netscape.com]


 1:35 am on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

And there is this one only 275k stand alone browser.
You don't need IE or N as base.
I am using it right now. Not to bad.

Enigma browser


 4:26 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

Enigma requires 98 or IE be installed.
Regardless of what the webiste says, it is an IE skin.


 4:39 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

>>Enigma requires 98 or IE be installed.<<

Thanks for that help, Brett. I tried to check it out on a Win95 system (with IE), and I can't get past missing dll files, etc.


 9:57 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett to bring that to my attention.
Are you 100% positive it's IE dependent?

That means they are just plain liers!

To bad the Enigma sure feels fast.
(no I don't work for them - I am a just a user)


 10:28 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

There was a little browser I used a couple of times that I believe is self-reliant. It is called 1X. I liked it and would consider it if I had an under powered computer to work with. They say it is small enough to fit on a floppy. I don't think it is a MSIE skin?


 12:18 am on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Well, I did go back to Enigma site and this is what I found in the forum

Re: Removing Internet Explorer...

Posted by Craig Stevens on Wednesday, 18 October 19100, at 8:15 p.m., in response to Removing Internet Explorer..., posted by Mike on Wednesday, 18 October 19100, at 8:04 p.m.

Hi Mike,

IE can be removed quite easily, using the Add/Remove Control Panel option. Now, IE removal does leave behind critical shared files that are now part of the Windows OS. Since many programs use these files, Enigma included, it is really best (for simplicity) to use the standard IE remove procedure, although many Enigma users have successfully used IERadicator, and have no problem running Enigma at all, since it really doesn't use IE only files, but rather uses files that are now part of the Windows OS.

However, if IE is removed in a non-standard way (along with shared files that Windows needs) running Enigma can involve the replacement of some of the improperly removed IE Shared/Windows OS files.

Easiest way is to use a simple uninstall.

I do believe that Enigma is the best browser for Win98Lite users however, and have set up the new Enigma Browser WQin98Lite Forum for Enigma users to assist others with the Win98Lite system!


> Hey there Craig and all! Love the browser,
> although I still us IE as well and don't
> have any grudges against Microsoft, as some
> contributors to this forum (and, alas, other
> forums as well), seem to have. Question;
> how do I go about removing IE from Windows
> with the Windows uninstall program, as has
> been stated on this forum by Enigma engineers,
> can be done. I thought via Windows, IE could
> only be repaired or replaced by the previous
> version of IE, not removed. I think that's
> what got MS and the DOJ going at each other,
> was that Bill Gates refused to remove the
> IE browser from the Windows OS. Indeed, there
> are 3rd party programs that can remove it
> (as Mr. Gates told the DOJ), but as for the
> Windows built in add/remove program? Can
> that really be done?----Thanx! Mike #;)

Check the forum for your self and be the judge.


 8:29 pm on Oct 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Ya, we went through the whole Enigma thing in the Opera groups.

If you want a good ie skin, try Rocket Browser that does MDI windows on Shift-Click and Shift-control-click just like Opera. (url escapes me).


 1:51 am on Oct 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

Ok, I give up! :)


 11:43 pm on Dec 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

I gotta pull back from the statement I said above. I was looking at a beta. I just downloaded the final relies, ands I have to say I think it is an improvement over 4.7.

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